Jerusalem (Jul. 29)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A new and interesting book on the relations between Jews and Christians has just been issued here by Dr. Herbert Danby. well known scholar and publicist and residentiary Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, in Jerusalem. Last year Dr. Danby translated from the Hebrew. Dr. Joseph Klausner’s book “Jesus of Nazareth.”
The book represents five lectures delvered by the author last year in London and previously in Jerusalem. It deals with the Jewish attitude towards Christianity from its inception up to the present time.
While arguing as a Christian and an active servant of the church, the author take an impartial attitude towards Jewry from the point of view of Jewish-Christian relations. The “profession defot” of the author is contained in the following two passages:
“The more Christians have conformed to the spirit of Christ, the more has Jewish respect been drawn to Christianity and to Christ. The farther Christians have drawn back from following after Jesus in spirit and truth, so have Christians brought into discredit Christianity and Christ Himeself.” And a little further: “If the Jew did, in truth, become the deepest hater of Christianity, it was most certainly the Christian who had the largest share in making him so,”